Chunjie Slot Review
As all of us know, Chunjie is the annual festival marking the Chinese New Year. I'm just messing with you – I had no idea what it was and had to Google it! Apparently, this festival can last up to 3 days and normally involves exchanging gifts and fireworks. Where can I sign up? Endorphina has created a video slot called Chunjie which pays homage to this iconic festival. It's designed to be a visual treat on P.Cs, mobile devices and tablets. There's certainly no shortage of Chinese based themes out there and as much as I adore Chinese culture, its tough to come up with original comments or trivia. Chunjie enabled me to delve further though and share the origin story with you (thank you once again font of all knowledge, Google): Many, many years ago in China there was a vicious monster who would emerge at the end of the Lunar New Year, attacking both villagers and livestock. By chance the people learned the monsters weakness – it feared the color red and loud noises. So they dressed in red, beating drums and gongs while letting off firecrackers. The monster fled, never to return. To this day the practice continues. Wouldn't it be great if we could do this for our mother-in-laws? “Honey my parents are coming over for supper”. So then I could dress in red and beat on my bongo drum as the door opened. Bye bye criticism. Bye, bye mutton dressed as lamb…. Maybe I'm getting a bit off topic? Anyway, when starting Chunjie, I was relaxed by the atmosphere. The celebration was understated and dignified. I banished my daydreams of exiling my mother-in-law and began the game…
Chunjie is a relatively low volatility slot with 5 reels and 38 paylines. The symbols are headed up by a wild logo which substitutes for all except the scatter symbol, which is a dragon. The standard symbols are 9-Ace in Chinese lettering, fish, fireworks, mandarin and gold bowls. The controls are elegant and simple. Up above: Credits and Info (including Statistics and Autospin Advanced Options). Down below: Bet, Lines, Total Bet, Last win, Turbo, Autoplay and Spin.
3 or more scatters on screen activates a choice of Free Spin options:
20 Free Spins where one or more wild substituting in a win activates a multiplier of 5x or 18x.
10 Free Spins where one or more wild substituting in a win activates a multiplier of 8 or 38.
3 Free Spins where one or more wild substituting in a win activates a multiplier of 18 or 88.
Also. after each winning spin in regular play a gamble option is offered, where you can wager your profits on a double or nothing high card draw.
Throughout the game any wilds in a winning payline can create multipliers of between 2x and 88x!
The graphics are slightly retro while the sound effects and music add a distinct flavor to the theme. I tested this slot on a few devices, and it shone through brilliantly on all.
I would love to say that the theme of Chunjie won me over, but, while it was charming, the multipliers sealed the deal for me. Most of the time I sat there with my eyes the size of saucers as my wins multiplied by massive amounts. It's tough to write a bad review after that! So, if you're a multiplier addict like me, then this slot may become your new favorite. Dress in red, beat the bongo drums, scare off the mother-in-law and get ready to play Chunjie!